December 2010 Archives

''We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment. Zachary is doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents.'' From a statement released by singer and composer Elton John who, at 63, is a new father along with his legal partner David Furnish. Their son was reportedly born by an unnamed surrogate mother, ... [Read]

''When I met the rugby player, Gareth Thomas, this is one thing that he and I talked about. This is something that’s really important. We’re doing a movie about a man who plays rubgy who is gay.... it’s a really brutal sport. To be a man who plays rugby who is gay and to live with that secret for ... [Read]

 ''CWA has decided not to participate in part because of GOProud.'' -- Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America. ''[We] will no longer be involved with CPAC because of the organization's financial mismanagement and movement away from conservative principles.'' -- Tom McClusky of Family Research Council ''[GOProud is] why Liberty Counsel and Liberty University dropped out of CPAC.'' -- ... [Read]

Glee's Chris Colfer on 'The Tonight Show' [video]

Posted by JD Uy
December 29, 2010 2:54 AM |
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''It was definitely hard at first. I had auditioned for Michelle, so I was kind of in that mindset rather than Tea's. And so, I jumped into it right away. ''And, had I been auditioning for Tea all along, maybe it would have been easier from the get-go. As filming went on, it definitely got easier and easier, and ... [Read]

"You have to put that into context about what the Church would be concerned about. When we're dealing the question about military readiness or morale, those are issues where we really have to hear from others on. ''What the Church is concerned about, and what it brings to this debate -- this discussion -- are two realities. One, the ... [Read]

Barney Frank's week of gay zingers [video]

Posted by JD Uy
December 26, 2010 10:39 AM |
''By the way, I‘ve always wondered what would have been the situation if I or another gay or lesbian official had said, We have this important idea.  Let‘s exempt gay and lesbian people from having to defend the country.  You talk about people complaining about special rights. ''... they had conferred on us over our objection the special right ... [Read]

''Over the past month, we've received hundreds of letters addressed to Santa Claus.... As it's  progressed, I've cared about that less and less, and been more like, 'Okay, um, Is there an expectation here? What do we need to do? ... It's more emotional than I think I thought it would be. Even when they're not sad, it's like ... [Read]

''My character met Ron’s character, Saul, back in the ’80s. Saul was a serious kind of guy, but Jonathan was a heartbreaking playboy at that time. As revealed in my first episode, Jonathan may have been the one who gave Saul HIV in the ’80s, though Jonathan didn’t even remember that they had slept together. Saul isn’t at all ... [Read]

''The partners of gay service members will not at this point be given any special rights or any rights that parallel those of a spouse.'' Bernard Rostker, described by NPR as the former Undersecretary of the Department of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, and someone who's been studying ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' for 17 years. Here, Rostker responds to ... [Read]

''I wondered if God had made a mistake, abandoned me or was angry at me.... I was spiritually bankrupt. I never lost my faith in God, but I had stopped believing God would do anything for me.... [Attending Metropolican Community Church as a woman] was like being born again. Everything up to that time was an existence. Nothing up ... [Read]

''It just so happened I was in Tasmania and it had been a very, very long day... and I was sitting there watching it. And I called her and said, 'I'm sitting in my room crying all by myself.' ... It used to bother me, and now I say, 'OK, if people believe it, there's nothing we can do ... [Read]

@ladygaga We did it! #DADT is a thing of the past. 18 Dec via web "@ladygaga We did it! #DADT is a thing of the past." -- 18 Dec via web "Five months after I promised to repeal #DADT, I’m so happy to give back this West Point ring to @ltdanchoi http://twitpic.com/3igbom" -- 3 hours ago via web Tweets from Nevada ... [Read]

''This law I'm about to sign, will strengthen our national security, and uphold the ideals that our fighting men and women risk their lives to defend. No longer will our country be denied the service of thousands of patriotic Americans who are forced to leave the military -- regardless of their skills, no matter their bravery or their zeal; ... [Read]

Obama still "wrestling" with gay marriage

Posted by JD Uy
December 22, 2010 9:42 AM |
''The sentiment I expressed then is still where I am—which is, like a lot of people, I'm wrestling with this. My attitudes are evolving on this. I have always firmly believed in having a robust civil union that provides the rights and benefits under the law that marriage does. I've wrestled with the fact that marriage traditionally has had ... [Read]

''If I needed a blood transfusion, and the guy that's gonna give me the transfusion has committed sodomy 14 times in the last month -- yeah, I'm gonna be worried..... It's a distraction when I'm on the battlefield, and I have to concentrate on the guy 600 yards away, and I'm worrying about this guy who's got eyes on ... [Read]

Monday night Rachel Maddow featured clips from her extensive coverage of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that bars gays from serving openly in the US military. She featured Victor Ferenbach, Katie Miller, Mike Almy, and Jonathan Hopkins -- servicemembers who were either kicked out of the military or had resigned in protest over the deceptive nature of the 17-year-old policy. ... [Read]

''I wonder if Lindsey Graham knows I have pictures of a man who spent the night at his house. pls RT'' -- Saturday, December 18, 2010 10:57:50 AM ''Just reached lawyer at home. Meeting set for Tues. on releasing pix of man who spent night at Lindsey Graham's.'' -- Saturday, December 18, 2010 11:05:52 AM ''@grahamblog Lindsey Graham is ... [Read]

''Even if those countries do not support gay rights, you would think they would support our right not to be killed.'' Jessica Stern, of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, earlier criticizing a UN committee move that removed "sexual orientation" from a resolution calling for protection of minority groups. It's reported that certain Arab and African countries ... [Read]

Lady Gaga celebrates DADT repeal in Senate

Posted by JD Uy
December 18, 2010 4:51 PM |
''Can't hold back the tears+pride. We did it!i Our voice was heard + today the Senate REPEALED DADT. A triumph for equality after 17 YEARS.'' Lady Gaga, the 24-year-old pop superstar who was one of the most visible celebrity voices to call for repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell ... in her very own, special way. Today the Senate ... [Read]

Gay-obsessed NOM wants to ruin your rainbow

Posted by JD Uy
December 17, 2010 1:54 PM |
''We are the real rainbow coalition. The gay lobby does not own the rainbow.... We can't simply let that go by. I mean, families put rainbows in their children's nursuries. Little Christian pre-schools will have rainbows and Noah's ark, and all the animals sitting out there and everything. Those are great Christian symbols, great Jewish symbols.'' Jennifer Roback Morse ... [Read]

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''I think the entire population has come tremendous strides forward in dealing with the issue of gays. And I would say the answer is 'yes.' I don't know about the next election, but  in the near future. Because step-by-step we have realized that this issue of homosexuality has the same adverse and progressive elements as when we delt with ... [Read]

''Pro-abortion and gay marriage are approved. Pro-life and traditional marriage are censored. What's happened over the years is, the iconic Steve Jobs has become the ironic Steve Jobs. He's become Big Brother.'' Voiceover from yet another ridiculous and stupid ad from the ridiculous but effective National Organization for Marriage. Here they are attacking the Founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, ... [Read]

''When you get HIV, it's never just HIV. You're at a higher risk to get dozens of diseases even if you take medications. Like, osteoperosis, a disease that disolves your bones. And dementia, a condition that causes permanent memory loss. And you're over 28x more likely to get anal cancer. It's never just HIV. Stay HIV-free. Always use a ... [Read]

'I remember, like, fifteen years ago, I was at one of those big Hollywood parties. And he was really drunk. I was with my friend, who's gay. He made a really horrible gay joke. And somehow it came up that I was Jewish. He said something about 'oven dodgers,' but I didn't get it. I'd never heard that before. ... [Read]

''I don't live a lie. You have to understand that people who choose not to discuss their personal lives are not living a lie.... I am different than some people would like me to be. I just don't buy into that the personal can be political. I just think that's horseshit.... [You're] saying that you are gay and that ... [Read]

''If you have ever wonderd how it is the American public keeps getting more and more positive about gay rights, but gay actual rights policy that affects gay people lags decades behind that public acceptance -- this is why! Behold what's supposed to be a gay rights movement siding against congressman Patrick Murphy. It's astonishing!'' Rachel Maddow of MSNBC ... [Read]

''I was really taken aback on how disrespectful someone who is the leader of the United States Marine Corps can talk about, you know, members of the Armed Forces, who is aware that there are gay service members serving in the Marine Corps, and all branches of service. But what he did was totally, what we call in the ... [Read]

''Anxiety attack and nervous breakdown after senate dadt ndaa vote. Overall stressors were many: family, homelessness, discharge and activist rollercoaster... highly medicated/sedated.'' Discharged Army Lt. Dan Choi confirming to MSNBC via e-mail that he has recently had a "nervous breakdown." The unfortunate news of his hospitalization broke yesterday on Pam's House Blend. (MSNBC)   ... [Read]

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''My breakdown was a result of a cumulative array of stressors but there is no doubt that the composite betrayals felt on Thursday, by elected leaders and gay organizations as well as many who have exploited my name for their marketing purposes have added to the result. I am certain my experience is not an isolated incident within the ... [Read]

''Wow! I mean, my feeling about John has always been that we know and we don’t care. Look, I’m sorry that he’s uncomfortable with it, and that’s all I can say. It only draws more attention to it when you make that kind of legal fuss. Just leave it be.'' Actress Carrie Fisher speaking with the Advocate. Here she's ... [Read]

''I thought she was really great on that road trip she did with Gayle when they were going into the camper and Gayle said, 'Let's spice up those lesbian rumors,' I was cracking up. Listen -- she's pretty magnificent in every capacity and no, I don't think she's gay.'' Lesbian talk show host Rosie O'Donnell reacting to Oprah Winfrey's ... [Read]

''It’s quite unfortunate that so much attention has been given to this incident that was likely an accident, when there were two confirmed anti-LGBT hate crimes on campus earlier this semester. Even if this incident was an accident, the fact is that homophobia is an issue that many LGBT students struggle with, even here at Harvard.'' Sam Bakkila, co-chair ... [Read]

Oprah Winfrey: Still not gay

Posted by JD Uy
December 14, 2010 8:16 AM |
''I have said we are not gay enough times. I am not gay. I am not lesbian. I'm not even kind of a lesbian. And the reason why it irritates me is because somebody must think I'm lying. That's No. 1. No. 2, why would you want to hide it?'' Oprah Winfrey speaking tearfully with her interviewing idol, Barbara ... [Read]

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"Before a change in the law, we would have to certify that we've made enough preparations that it wouldn't affect unit cohesion, morale, retention and recruiting, and so on. The legislation would give us great deal of flexibility. I am not particularly optimistic, though, that it will get done. We'll see.... A change in this law is inevitable. Their ... [Read]

"We don't need to comment on this because it's a dead issue. She can compete if she can qualify. We certainly don't want to discriminate against anybody, that's not what the LPGA is about. And if she can qualify, she'll be able to play. We're like, the last sports organization to do it, it's just we've never really had ... [Read]

The council voted 14-0 to make the payment of $1,002,500 in the case of Calhoun v. Pennington, but it reserved deep discussion on the matter to executive session.... As part of the settlement, the city will also oversee reforms within the Atlanta Police Department. The settlement must now go back to a federal judge for final approval. From the ... [Read]

''For years, our company has developed storylines to go with our products. It’s long overdue to have a storyline that embodies society in more of its entirety... With the recent tragic suicides among gay youth, we thought it was beyond time to represent a positive gay role model.'' Robert Tonner in a press release to sell his new doll, ... [Read]

''Girls who labeled themselves as lesbian or bisexual were especially at risk for unequal treatment. They reported experiencing twice as many police stops, arrests and convictions as other girls who had engaged in similar behavior.... Our numbers suggest that school officials, police and judges, who should be protecting LGB youth, are instead singling them out for punishment based on ... [Read]

''I don't know why somebody else's marriage has anything to do with me. I'm completely comfortable with gay marriage.'' Elizabeth Edwards in 2007 while working to support her husband, John Edwards, in his 2008 Presidential bid. She died yesterday at the age of 61 after battling with cancer twice since 2004. Her outspoken support of gay marriage ionship equality ... [Read]

''That's completely false. There is no possible way. The only person I had sex with in my personal life was my girlfriend.... AIM promised they would help me set up a doctor and get treatment. They did none of that.... Making $10,000 or $15,000 for porn isn't worth your life.'' Derrick Burts, 24, an bisexual adult video performer who ... [Read]

''The Southern Poverty Law Center is a massively funded liberal organization that operates under a veneer of public justice when, in fact, they seem more interested in fundraising ploys than fighting wrongdoing.... This is a deliberately timed smear campaign by the SPLC.  The Left is losing the debate over ideas and the direction of public policy so all that is ... [Read]

''Ewan's portrayal of me is just magnificent. He has my mannerisms, my voice down. Just the fact that he came to Arkansas and spent time with me, studied me, I was just so impressed. I can't tell him enough how honored and flattered I am - his portrayal of me is right on.... Just the fact that people will ... [Read]

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''I think it’s interesting they didn’t contact me or contact the couple.... The law is really kind of ambiguous. It doesn’t say all parties have to be present—just that the ceremony needs to be performed within the jurisdiction of D.C. And it was, technically.'' Sheila Alexander-Reid, a lesbian based in Washington, DC who presided over the wedding of two men ... [Read]

''I think it was Michael Eisner, the head of Disney at the time, who was quoted as saying, 'He’s ruining the movie [Pirates of the Caribbean].'... Upper-echelon Disney-ites, going, What’s wrong with him? Is he, you know, like some kind of weird simpleton? Is he drunk? By the way, is he gay?… And so I actually told this woman who ... [Read]